Before you label Haneke a plagiarist, keep in mind that the Austrian-born director who made his way to the French film world has, for his entire career, been fascinated by the same elements of psychological and societal transgression that enthrall Lynch and throngs of other artsy filmmakers. Haneke is notable for his use of sex and violence as themes to explore instead of gimmicks to exploit, and Caché is particularly interesting for the way he builds tension without any musical score. 7 p.m. Rice Media Center, Rice University, 6100 Main. For information, call 7134390051 or visit www.ricecinema.rice.edu. $5; free for Rice University students and faculty.
Wed., March 26, 7 p.m., 2008